Liz Gannes

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PasswordBox Raises $6M to Help Manage Your Passwords and Keep Them From the NSA

PasswordBox, a Montreal-based company that makes password-management services and apps for consumers, has raised $6 million in Series A funding led by Omers Ventures and including angel investors such as Boku CEO Mark Britto and Facebook commerce lead Lee Linden. “We’re Canadian, so there’s no Patriot Act,” quipped PasswordBox founder and CEO Dan Robichaud. “And everything is encrypted and decrypted locally on your computer, so we are NSA-proof. If we receive a subpoena, we will send the encrypted files.”


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The problem with the Billionaire Savior phase of the newspaper collapse has always been that billionaires don’t tend to like the kind of authority-questioning journalism that upsets the status quo.

— Ryan Chittum, writing in the Columbia Journalism Review about the promise of Pierre Omidyar’s new media venture with Glenn Greenwald